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Pork - The Democrat's Meat.

Meet the "new" and "improved" and "better" Congress: Democrat-controlled Congress loads up on $20 Billion in Pork!

Congress has loaded up President Bush's request for "emergency" spending on the Iraq war with more than $20 billion in "pork" for members' districts.

Money for peanut storage in Georgia, spinach growers in California, menhaden in the Atlantic Ocean and even more office space for the lawmakers themselves is included in what has ballooned into a $124 billion war bill.

That includes $74 million for peanut storage, $25 million for spinach growers and $100 million for citrus growers.

It also includes $16 million to convert the old Food and Drug Administration building in southwest D.C. into more office space for the Capitol. That "emergency" expenditure comes at a time when taxpayers already shell out $600 million "more than double the original estimate" for a mammoth expansion of the Capitol, which includes 160,000 feet of new office space.



Not only is the self-labeled anti-Iraq War Democrat-controlled Congress going to approve more Iraq spending - but they're going to add more pork buried in a supplemental bill - just the opposite of what they ran on.

Science-fiction writers couldn't make up this sh*t if they dreamt it themselves. Classic!